Hayri Taşdemir, General Manager of the Elif İplik Group
The Turkish textile company Elif İplik was founded in 1999. In the beginning, the focus was on the yarn production and the trade of textile raw material, later they added their own knitting mill. The Elif İplik Group has continued to grow and developed and is now one of the pioneers of the Turkish textile industry. In 2017, the company expanded by building its own dyeing and finisihing facility. With daily production of about 40 tons of fabric required investment in many new machines from the start up.
Due to the considerable investment volume, Elif İplik decided for only two stenters by Brückner and for two further stenters by a local manufacturer. Since 2018, the dyeing and the finishing are successfully in operation and the new lines are all producing directly side by side, so Elif İplik has a direct comparison of the two stenter manufacturers.
Elif İplik Exports to Many European Countries
Elif İplik has long been active and successful not only in Turkey, but now exports to many European countries such as Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Poland and Great Britain. There are also more and more customers for the company in international markets such as Russia, Brazil, Argentina or North African countries such as Tunisia, Morocco or Algeria. As a result, production capacities have to be constantly adjusted, most recently at the end of 2020 for a additional 10 tons of textile production per day. Thus, the acquisition of a stenter was once again on the agenda.
During the last two to three years, Elif İplik had enough time to compare the Brückner lines with the other two local machines, especially with regard to quality, energy efficiency, user-friendliness, maintenance and productivity. Despite a certain price difference, they clearly decided to buy another Brückner line.
The advantages offered by a Brückner machine are obvious: Both Brückner staff and colleagues of the Turkish Brückner agency Inter Tekstil were constantly at the customer’s side from the very beginning and supported him throughout with words and deeds.
During the commissioning of the lines, the complete operating team at Elif İplik was extensively trained and various types of training for the operation of the line were carried out. Afterwards Brückner regularly supported the customer with regard to cleaning and maintenance and gave technological tips for the optimum setting of the machine parameters. With the Brückner stenter frames Elif İplik can save energy costs, run more production in less time and the high fabric quality also convinced them in the end.
Hayri Taşdemir, General Manager of the Elif İplik Group, wants to remain successful with his company in the long term: “The most important thing for us is the large production capacity, high quality of goods and flexibility. The customers’ requirements are changing constantly, we have to be able to react to them immediately in order to remain competitive. With Brückner and Inter Tekstil we have definitely chosen the right partners!”